So glad these days are rare now
Today has been one of those days that led me to this site in the first place. Luckily they don't happen all that often anymore- largely thanks to following advice on this site.
This morning I had to bring SD with to ODS conferences. Shouldnt have been a big deal, the school is 2 minutes away and theres childcare there. This morning I flipped on her light when it was time to get up and ready, she was already up anyway. I go back down there after getting the younger two ready to tell her and ODS to go out to the car. The lights are back off and she had went back to bed. I have no idea why, because she wasnt even sleeping when I turned the light on and it was 2 hours past what time she normally gets up. I tell her she needs to get dressed QUICKLY because were leaving. Get the other kids in the car and go back down about 10 minutes later. Door is locked and I tell her to open it and she says no, shes not dressed. Pretty sure it doesnt take 10 minutes to get dressed. I'm pretty angry at this point because were now 5 minutes past when I wanted to be leaving and I dont want to be late to ODS conferences.
As she finally gets out the door, she runs into DH, who is usually gone at that time and I dont think she realized he was there (he left his phone in the living room and didn't hear the alarm so was running late). No shame about the not listening, she just looks at him and pauses and gets the "I'm such a sweet perfect little princess" look on her face and sits there waiting for him to give her attention instead of continuing out to the car. He tells her to get going.
After we get home, theres this convo regarding the chores issue mentioned in yesterday's blog. I want to make it clear that DH and I are on the same page and this isnt just coming from me:
"Did your dad tell you about doing chores today"
"No, he didnt tell me anything"
*sensing shes lying* "okay, I'll check with him"
*no response from her, flat facial expression. I text him and double check that he did tell her*
"He said he did tell you about doing chores"
"Yeah, he said last night I would be doing some chores today"
No hesitation, no uh oh I got caught lying, just told me the exact opposite of what she had said 2 minutes before as if that was perfectly normal and made perfect sense to do. Ughhhh
Oh, interesting side note, it got brought up at ODS conferences that his teachers had several classmates that they wanted to request be in his class with him again next year (they do that for special needs kids I guess) and I asked if I can also request for SD to not be in his class for the same reason (giving ODS the best possible environment to improve his social skills) and neither of them looked super shocked by that request. They didnt say much of course, but there was no looks of surprise or confusion either.